The Citizens Conclave: Four Years of SDGs in Bangladesh will be organised by Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh before the meeting of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development in 2019. This year’s theme of the HLPF meeting is “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. The set of the goals which will be reviewed are- Goal 4: Quality Education, Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, Goal 10: Reduced Inequality, Goal 13: Climate Action, Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals. This year 51 countries have volunteered for presenting their national voluntary reviews to the HLPF. Unfortunately, Bangladesh is not one of them.
The day-long Citizens Conclave will be held on Saturday 27 April 2019 in Dhaka.
Discussion will be on specific SDGs
Citizens Conclave: Four Years of SDGs in Bangladesh
8:00AM - 9:00AM
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Presentation of the Overview Report
10:00AM - 10:30AM
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Parallel Session A1
Goal 4: Quality Education
Parallel Session B1
Goal 13: Climate Action
12:00PM - 1:30PM
Parallel Session A2
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals
Parallel Session B2
Goal 10: Reduced Inequality
01:30PM - 02:30PM
02:30PM - 04:00PM
Parallel Session A3
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Parallel Session B3
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
04:00PM - 05:15PM
Feedback from Parallel Sessions
5.15 pm - 05:45PM
A day-long conclave titled, Citizens Conclave: Four Years of SDGs in Bangladesh was organised by the Citizen’s Platform on Saturday 27 April 2019 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC), Dhaka. Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) as the Secretariat of the Platform executed the event along with over 100 other partner organisations of the Platform.
Private sector’s activities targeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) needs to be well structured and enhanced. Moreover, their work is not very well documented. They should have a targeted plan of action for achieving different targets of SDGs.
Relevant stakeholders need to play an effective role in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. In the SDGs implementation process, media will play a vital role to ensure data availability, transparency and accountability.
The Government of Bangladesh is committed to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Hence, they are aligning their national development policies and strategies accordingly. The civil society organisations have been contributing to the national development since the independence.
Bangladesh is in the fourth year of its journey towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. It is a high time to track and review the measures taken till date and the methods being used to deliver the SDGs in the country.